|Six pieces of teak, 4" x 1/2", 4' long|
Those six little pieces of teak, easily carried in one hand were breathtakingly expensive - $173 to be exact. If you don't have a calculator handy, that works out to $40/net board foot (plus WA state tax). It's easy to see why modern boat builders have all but abandoned the use of teak.
Eolian was built before the price of teak went thru the roof. This is both a blessing and a curse. Blessing because she has a rich, full teak interior.
But that is a curse too. It's why I had to buy those delicate little boards to make a valance for above her large fixed ports. With the rest of the interior made of teak, it just wouldn't do to use something else.
And yes, that means a new project is coming...